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How to get the Nexus 6's Ambient Notifications feature on the Nexus 5 and enjoy battery-saving notifications

How to get the Nexus 6's Ambient Notifications feature on the Nexus 5 and enjoy battery-saving notifications

posted: 17 Dec 2014, 09:19

If you're still holding onto your Nexus 5, you can trick it out with one of the features its big-bottomed successor, the Nexus 6, has to offer. We're talking about Ambient...

Android 5.0.1 Factory Images released by Google for Nexus 5

Android 5.0.1 Factory Images released by Google for Nexus 5

posted: 16 Dec 2014, 01:54

Google has announced that it has released the Android 5.0.1 Factory Images for the Nexus 5. The Factory Images can be a life saver if you've screwed up while trying to flash a custom ROM, and you've bricked your phone. Or suppose...

Android 5.0.1 coming today to T-Mobile's Nexus 5 and Nexus 6

Android 5.0.1 coming today to T-Mobile's Nexus 5 and Nexus 6

posted: 15 Dec 2014, 14:14

The T-Mobile versions of the Nexus 5 and the Nexus 6 are both expected to receive an update today to Android 5.0.1. Both phones will be running software build LRX22C following the installation of "Lollipop" on both handsets....

Google will continue to sell the Nexus 5 through the first quarter of 2015

Google will continue to sell the Nexus 5 through the first quarter of 2015

posted: 15 Dec 2014, 03:33

Google has decided to keep offering the Nexus 5 through the first quarter of 2015, even though the new Nexus 6 phablet has been available for some time. While earlier reports suggested that Google would stop...

Google confirms Nexus 5 production has stopped, but the phone will continue to be on sale in Q1 2015

Google confirms Nexus 5 production has stopped, but the phone will continue to be on sale in Q1 2015

posted: 11 Dec 2014, 09:36

We hate to see this one go, but the Nexus 5 lived a long and fulfilling life. Now, the time for it to ascend to the Heavens in the form of a glowing ethereal deer to the tune of...

Best smartphones that run stock or near-stock Android

Best smartphones that run stock or near-stock Android

posted: 24 Nov 2014, 09:37

When it comes to the good ol' Android smartphones, most fans of Google's platform agree that no other firmware can best the user experience that stock Android totes with itself. As per this breed of folk, neither HTC's Sense UI, nor...

Android 5.0 Lollipop breaks text messaging on some carriers, report Nexus 4, 5 and 6 users

Android 5.0 Lollipop breaks text messaging on some carriers, report Nexus 4, 5 and 6 users

posted: 19 Nov 2014, 02:32

The Android 5.0 Lollipop update recently started rolling out to the Google Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 devices all around the globe, but some owners are complaining via the Android Issue Tracker on...

Feedly updates its iOS and Android apps

Feedly updates its iOS and Android apps

posted: 17 Nov 2014, 10:25

News feed reader Feedly has updated both its iOS, and Android app. On the iOS side, the update optimizes the news reader for the 4.7-inch Apple iPhone 6, and the 5.5-inch Apple iPhone 6 Plus. It adds iOS 8 sharing extensions, tagging, and improves the...

Wi-Fi bug affects Android 5.0 users

Wi-Fi bug affects Android 5.0 users

posted: 13 Nov 2014, 11:44

A mysterious Wi-Fi bug is affecting those using a device powered by the latest build of Google's open source OS. Reports have been coming into the developer-preview website, starting with a Nexus 5 that had trouble hooking up to a Wi-Fi signal. Since the...

Android 5.0 Lollipop factory images for Nexus 5, 7 and 10 are now live, here's how to update

Android 5.0 Lollipop factory images for Nexus 5, 7 and 10 are now live, here's how to update

posted: 13 Nov 2014, 02:38

Behold Nexus earthlings, the Android 5.0 Lollipop factory images are finally here, just as speculated. After releasing the Nexus 6 officially yesterday, and announcing that Android L will...

Touchless Sesame smartphone can be operated with words and head shakes only

Touchless Sesame smartphone can be operated with words and head shakes only

posted: 12 Nov 2014, 02:50

The touch-free smartphone in question is called Sesame, and is actually a Google Nexus 5 handset, loaded with software for recognizing head gestures via the front-facing camera, as well as voice commands. The...

Android Lollipop vs TouchWiz vs Sense UI vs LG UI vs Xperia UI: interface showdown

Android Lollipop vs TouchWiz vs Sense UI vs LG UI vs Xperia UI: interface showdown

posted: 28 Oct 2014, 10:34

Whether we're talking Samsung or Sony, HTC or LG, or even Google's Nexus line, it's true that all of them run on the same core platform -- Android. In fact, flagships from these manufacturers quite...

Nexus 6 vs Nexus 5: in-depth specs comparison

Nexus 6 vs Nexus 5: in-depth specs comparison

posted: 28 Oct 2014, 06:48

We're tempted to say that with the Nexus 6, Google is going back to the line's roots -- flagship specs at flagship prices. That's right, for those of you who either don't remember or were altogether unaware, the Nexus line wasn't always sold...

You can once again purchase the Nexus 5 from the Google Play store

You can once again purchase the Nexus 5 from the Google Play store

posted: 24 Oct 2014, 03:57

A few days ago, the Nexus 5 was pulled from the Google Play Store, leaving many to believe that Google will be replacing the device with the Nexus 6 for good. But hey, as we said – the Nexus 5 didn't get a refresh, but...

Unleashing the full power of Android 5.0 Lollipop camera: see the difference between lossless raw (DNG) vs JPEG

Unleashing the full power of Android 5.0 Lollipop camera: see the difference between lossless raw (DNG) vs JPEG

posted: 20 Oct 2014, 09:32

We compare JPEGs out of the Nexus 5 camera with lossless raw images (in DNG format) that have been tweaked slightly, and then reformatted to JPEG. Here is the result...

Nexus 5 didn't get a refresh, but that doesn't mean it's dead

Nexus 5 didn't get a refresh, but that doesn't mean it's dead

posted: 16 Oct 2014, 03:29

So, the Nexus 6 phone and Nexus 9 tablet were announced yesterday, leaving some Nexus fans disappointed, as Google's flagship phone for 2014 is... well, huge.

Google Nexus 6 vs Google Nexus 5 vs LG G3: specs comparison battle

Google Nexus 6 vs Google Nexus 5 vs LG G3: specs comparison battle

posted: 15 Oct 2014, 11:51

The Motorola-made Google Nexus 6 is already here an and specs-wise it climbs to the very top of the smartphone food chain, next to the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and a few other devices that have nothing to be ashamed of in...

Android L will finally end the camera issue that drains the battery on the Nexus 5

Android L will finally end the camera issue that drains the battery on the Nexus 5

posted: 08 Oct 2014, 00:55

You might remember that back in March, we told you about an issue with the Nexus 5 camera that caused the phone's battery to drain. The problem was with the mm-qcamera-daemon process, which is necessary...

New Moto G vs Nexus 5 vs Galaxy S5 specs and size comparison

New Moto G vs Nexus 5 vs Galaxy S5 specs and size comparison

posted: 05 Sep 2014, 03:07

With the new Moto G, Motorola puts it in direct competition against the affordable Nexus 5, which used to be the price-to-value king at launch. Both now sport 5" displays, stock Android with guaranteed upgrades, 8 MP cameras,...

64GB Nexus 5 could come with Nexus X

64GB Nexus 5 could come with Nexus X

posted: 02 Sep 2014, 21:10

You remember how we were speculating that Google might be going for the 5.9-inch Nexus X because it wants to have options at every size tier for developers? Part of that theory relied on the idea that the Nexus 5 would stay on sale, so there would be Nexus...

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